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In Indonesia, homophobes say the craziest things
Instant noodles and emojis turn kids gay, LGBT rights are worse than nuclear war ... Some Indonesians' ideas about homosexuality aren't just bigoted, they're downright bizarre.
Europe's 2016 migrant crisis by the numbers
EU President Donald Tusk sent a stark message Thursday to would-be economic migrants not to come to Europe as the bloc seeks to get a grip on the crisis.
Albinos are still regularly hunted and killed for their body parts
There's a lucrative trade in albino body parts, which are sold for use in witchcraft in Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique.
US forces capture a major IS operative in Iraq. Now what will they do with him?
'We are not back in the business of having long-term detainees,' a US defense official said.
Mud-soaked migrants fight for food as Greek border blockade drags on
Desperate and freezing, migrants scramble over each other to grab food thrown out from the back of a van. It has been a long, cold night on the Greek-Macedonian border.
Clashes in Calais as France destroys a major migrant camp
Charities petitioned to stop the demolition, but the court rejected their call.
What happened to these detainees after Guantanamo wasn't pretty
The transition to a new way of life, a new language, and a new continent has not gone smoothly.
Amnesty's annual report slams Europe's 'shameful' response on refugees
The London-based campaign group, traditionally more used to blasting dictatorships, used its annual report to take some of the world's oldest democracies to task.
7 things you should know about Guantanamo Bay prison
President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a much-anticipated Pentagon roadmap aimed at finally closing Guantanamo Bay. Here are the key facts on the controversial military prison.
Migrating to the US is already risky. Try being a transgender migrant
Here's an extremely vulnerable group that might be getting overlooked as Pope Francis speaks out for migrants in Mexico.
India's seeing its biggest student protests in 25 years. Here's why
Thousands of students are protesting nationwide as the government cracks down on dissent.
Women are demanding the right to worship at India's temples
Traditionally denied entry to some of India's holiest shrines, women are fighting to have religious restrictions overturned.
Assange may feel 'vindicated,' but he hasn't left the embassy yet
There is no doubt the WikiLeaks founder scored a PR victory, but just what it means, practically speaking, remains to be seen.
It’s still a crime to be gay in India. But activists are ready to celebrate
Homosexuality was illegal in India, then it wasn't, now it is again. Campaigners are fighting a long legal battle to have it decriminalized for good.
Australia’s top court says it's legal to hold refugees in island detention camps
Others argue that it is immoral, inhumane and cruel.
A student suicide is forcing India to talk about caste
Last month a PhD student hanged himself at the University of Hyderabad. His friends say it was because he was treated as an 'untouchable.'
No breakthrough as Merkel, Renzi pledge to tackle migrant crisis
The German and Italian leaders Friday pledged to tackle Europe's migrant influx but failed to resolve discord on an EU deal with Turkey to limit arrivals, a day after Berlin moved to tighten asylum rules.
Straight Outta Syria: Meet the young refugee rappers with a message
Some 200,000 Syrian refugee children remain out of school in Lebanon alone.
In Turkey, now an 'obscene hand gesture' can land you in jail
A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced a woman to almost a year in jail for making an obscene hand gesture at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
I was an asylum seeker in America. I just had to help refugees in Europe
'Certain things in your life there’s a knowing it has to happen.'
Japan made an $8 million apology to its former 'comfort women'
Japan has struck a compensation deal with South Korea that it says ends the dispute over wartime sex slaves once and for all.
China passes its first domestic violence law
The new rules apply to unmarried people who live together but does not protect gay couples, a senior lawmaker said.
The world's other refugee crisis is about to begin, again
It's 'sailing season' in the Bay of Bengal – the time when tens of thousands of persecuted Rohingya seek to flee Myanmar by boat.
Refugees, migrants — or just humans?
No child is born refugee or migrant. No child is born 'illegal.' Children deserve care, safety and dignity.
Nicki Minaj joins new squad: Celebs who perform overseas for human rights abusers
Minaj sang at a weekend Christmas party in Angola, a country that jails rappers.
IS executes 3,500 in Syria since declaring 'caliphate'
The Islamic State group has executed more than 3,500 people in Syria, including nearly 2,000 civilians, since declaring its 'caliphate' in June last year, a monitor said Sunday.
One thousand officers are still hunting a single man in Belgium
Officials have put the city of Brussels on lockdown for a third day as authorities pursue one of the suspects in the Paris attacks.
Iran says Washington Post reporter Rezaian sentenced to prison
US-IRAN-USA-TRIAL:Iran says Washington Post reporter Rezaian sentenced to prison
Women will start earning as much money as men do in 2133
The World Economic Forum says it will take a few more generations to close the global gender pay gap.
Why so many Cubans are fleeing to the US and getting stuck on the way
The new migrant crisis at America's doorstep.
United Nations urges countries not to demonize refugees over Paris attacks
'We are deeply disturbed by language that demonizes refugees as a group. This is dangerous as it will contribute to xenophobia and fear.'